7 Days in Azerbaijan: Baku, Ganja & Sheki

7 Days in Azerbaijan: Baku, Ganja & Sheki

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Explore Azerbaijan, The Treasure of the Caucasus in 7 Days

Route & dates

1
Baku
— 2 nights
2
Ganja
— 1 night
3
Sheki
— 1 night
4
Gabala
— 1 day
5
Shamakhi
— 1 night
6
Baku
— 1 night

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Baku

Baku
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Baku Mall, CHELEBI Furniture and Décor, Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, thenexamine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah - Fire Temple, don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes, thenstop by ABAD, thenlook for gifts at Menzer Hajiyeva Showroom, and finally stop by CHELEBI Furniture and Décor.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Baku day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mud Volcanoes
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

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Ganja

Ganja ©
Famous as the birthplace of legendary poet Nizami, Ganja is a truly ancient city still bearing traces of the myriad kingdoms and empires that ruled over it in the past.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mausoleum of Javad Khan, Lake Goygol, Khan's Garden, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, don't miss a visit to Bottle House, thenstroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, and finally walk around Khan's Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ganja tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Ganja are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Goygol
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Heydar Aliyev Park ©
Heydar Aliyev Park

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Sheki

Sheki ©
Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, thentake an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sheki trip planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Sheki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts ©
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts

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Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
You've now added Vedra Bazaar to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sat), gear up at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort and then browse the fresh offerings at Vedra Bazaar.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gabala planning app.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Gabala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Vedra Bazaar ©
Vedra Bazaar

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night
Shamakhi

Shamakhi
Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Meyseri Wines has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Shamakhi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Gabala to Shamakhi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Meyseri Wines
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Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Meyseri Wines ©
Meyseri Wines

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night
Baku

Baku ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fireland Vineyards, Dreamland Golf Club and Yashil (Green) Bazaar. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): savor the flavors at Yashil (Green) Bazaar, thenlearn about winemaking at Fireland Vineyards, and then play a few rounds at Dreamland Golf Club.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Baku journey planner.

Getting from Shamakhi to Baku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shamakhi in July since evenings lows in Baku dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Golf Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

Fireland Vineyards
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Dreamland Golf Club ©
Dreamland Golf Club
Yashil (Green) Bazaar ©
Yashil (Green) Bazaar
Fireland Vineyards ©
Fireland Vineyards